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Pastor Lukus Counterman

Pastor Lukus Counterman

Role: Lead for Preaching and Vision

God has uniquely gifted Lukus to articulate and proclaim God's word in our ministry context. Most recently, he pastored Wichita Falls Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Having completed his doctoral work in expository preaching from Dallas Theological Seminary, he brings fourteen years of preaching, teaching, and pastoral ministry experience with him to Salt Lake City. While providing leadership through preaching, teaching, and ministerial team development, he also serves as an industrial chaplain at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah. Lukus has been a reserve chaplain in the U.S. Air Force for almost six years.

John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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50 mins 31 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Word of God incarnate is the light of the world. He is the true light who shines on all mankind and the question is, how will people respond. Irreligious may refuse to recognize him because he interferes with their rebellion. Religious people on the other hand may reject him because he meddles with their system of self-righteousness. But to those who receive him in faith, he gives the right to be called children of God. May the Lord put a stop to rejection and failure of recognition this morning, and may all who hear the Word receive him in faith.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
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49 mins 59 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Gospel of John is unique in its powerful presentation of Jesus. He is presented as the Logos or the Word who existed before creation. John’s vision of Christ has been used countless times to open the eyes of unbelievers to who Jesus is and the way of redemption. The serious student of John will find that each time he returns to the Gospel, Christ will be a little bigger. May we learn the greatness of Christ as we study together.
Jonah
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
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46 mins 27 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - With the renewed call to go to Nineveh Jonah is given a second chance to obey the God from whom he has tried unsuccessfully to flee. Jonah has learned that God is able to deliver anyone, anywhere, but will he take the message of such mercy to the foreign and frightful Assyrians? Does the mercy of God towards him, change him into a merciful person? In Jonah chapter three we will discover the greatness of God in how he can use salty believers with simple messages to bring significant revival to the hearts of sinners.
Jonah
Sun, May 21, 2017
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27 mins 12 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Sovereignty of God over a believer through every phase of his life is astounding in Jonah 1:7-17. God had even orchestrated Jonah’s life, Jonah’s rebellion, and Jonah’s consequences so that they would be tools needed to convert sinners. The storm created by Jonah’s rebellion was the perfect backdrop for them to meet the one true God, the One who governed the sea. Do you ever mourn a season of your life that you feel held wasted years with no redeeming qualities? God can use anything! He’s the Master of taking the bits and pieces of our leftovers and making something amazing out of it. He gives “beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” so that He might be glorified (Isa. 61:3). Have you, like Jonah, mishandled the divine interruptions that have come your way? God can use anything, even the leftovers, for His glory.
Jonah
Sun, May 14, 2017
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56 mins 36 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - At first glance, the principal character in the book we are studying for the next month seems to be Jonah, but a closer look reveals that the title character in this narrative is God Himself. The Old Testament book called Jonah is not about a whale, a reluctant prophet, or even a perishing people in Nineveh. It is about God who is accomplishing salvation through judgment and mercy. Jonah said it simply (Jonah 2:9) “salvation belongs to the Lord.” If you keep your attention keen and your eyes peeled in these four short chapters, you’ll be overwhelmed and awed to discover God all over again. His attributes, his character, and his ability swim through the entire book. The story opens with the word of the Lord (1:1), centers around acts of the Lord, and concludes with the word of the Lord (4:9-11). From beginning to end, it’s all about him.
Faith that Works
Sun, May 07, 2017
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49 mins 19 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman -James began his letter saying he was "a servant of God." Now he adds the complementary calling: he is a servant of sinners. He has written forthrightly, insistently and passionately about what is sinful and what is righteous. In fact, someone has called James's letter "the Ouch! book" because it is so pointed. James makes no apology for that. But why such a passion for righteousness? Because truth is available and must be embraced and lived out. And when it is not, we have a responsibility to be part of a rescue team. When someone wanders from the truth, we have an obligation to seek their recovery and restoration. May the Lord help us with this at Gospel Grace Church.
Easter at Gospel Grace
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
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54 mins 45 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Because He lives believers have hope. In fact, our passage today teaches us we have a living hope. It is more sure than anything we can experience on this earth. You may count on the sun to rise, but because the Son of God did rise, you will have a tomorrow, whether on this side or the other! Make sure you know Christ this Easter. He is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” and no man comes to the Father except through Him. Because of his sacrificial death on the cross, you do not have to suffer punishment for your sins. Because of his powerful resurrection, you can have victory over sins and the promise of eternal life forever in heaven. You may not have an earthly inheritance, but if your hope is in Christ alone, you have an inheritance in heaven that no one can take away from you! You may not have money or lots of friends or more good days than bad, but if your hope is alive in Christ, you will have all eternity to enjoy Jesus. Take heart, Christ has overcome the world! Let your hope be settled today.
Easter at Gospel Grace
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
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49 mins 41 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - We think so much about the missionary journeys of Paul, but did you know that Philip had some missionary journeys as well? Acts 8 talks about some of the gospel work this faithful deacon and evangelist was involved in. He preached to crowds in Samaria and many came to Christ. But he also shared the good news with individuals like the Ethiopian eunuch. In our text today we will see how Philip shared the message of the cross with a broken and lonely man and it ended up radically transforming his identity. The cross-work of Christ eclipsed the things that seemed to previously define him, and in Christ he was made new. Grace liberated him from his deficiencies and defects and rooted him firmly in Jesus. May the Lord change each of us today through a comprehensive grasp of Christ’s substitutionary work on the cross.
Faith that Works
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
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47 mins 54 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - In a time of so many hardships imposed from the outside, Christians cannot afford to squabble with each other on the inside. Now of all times we must be supporting and encouraging one another. In our text this morning, James speaks to people who are enduring suffering, oppression, and injustice. When life is hard, we need to avoid the tendencies of impatience, faint heartedness, and complaining. Instead we need to follow the example of the farmer, the prophets, and Job. We need to be reminded that the Lord is coming and the Lord is loving. So Christian, endure suffering, persevere through difficulty, don’t lose heart! May the Lord teach us, strengthen us, and encourage us together this morning.
Faith that Works
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
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59 mins 9 secs
Sermon: Lukus Counterman - Being outwardly rich or poor refers to how much of the world’s goods a person has at his or her disposal. Inward wealth or poverty on the other hand, refers to a person’s relationship with God and love for others (or lack thereof). In our text this morning, James rebukes the physically rich who are spiritually poor. He makes four charges against them, condemning their hoarding, their cheating, their selfish living and unfair oppressing stance toward the righteous. Thankfully, James doesn’t leave the reader with bad news - he assures the poor righteous believers who are suffering that the riches of this age are fleeting, but life with God is eternally rewarding. God will set things right in the end. May the Lord teach us how to handle our wealth with our eyes fixed on him.